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Flooding in Illinois, Missouri Shuts Major Roads, Swamps Businesses, Homes

A rare winter flood shut down portions of two interstates Tuesday, threatened hundreds of homes and caused sewage to flow unfiltered into waterways. Torrential rains over the past several days pushed already swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights in parts of Missouri and Illinois. Record flooding was projected at some Mississippi River towns, and the Meramec River near St. Louis was expected to get to more than 3 feet above the previous record by late this week. At...

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